I don't know about you but I resent the the endless ads on the radio promoting the political parties vying for an election win in October. Actually, these ads don't promote. They demonize the other guy.
I don't enjoy spending time with these people. They add nothing of value to my life so all I can say to them is "bugger off. I don't want you in my life. You're not a fun person to spend so much time with."
I like radio. I listen to a lot of it. Therefore, I have figured out how to continue enjoying radio without these intrusions. If you share my penchant for radio, I thought you might like to know what your options are.
I listen to 90% of my radio online. It's very easy to stream and it consumes very little of your allowed data. Even if your data plan is a modest one, you won't likely be dinged for added charges.
If you don't mind paying for the politician-free-airwaves, your best bet is Sirius XM Satellite radio. They offer commercial free stations 24 hours a day and there's a station for everyone. If you like 60's rock, they have "60's on 6". If you like talk radio, they have channels that promote both the right and the left. Jay's games? No problem. They have a channel for that. If you like classical music, there are three options, and none of them broadcast inane and amateurish banter that you'll find on Moses Znaimer's Toronto station. If you're a Sinatra fan, he has his own channel. The point is, there's a lot to choose from.
Another streaming option that I use all the time is an app called Tunein.com
The search option with this app is something special. Type in your favourite topic, singer, hockey team, philosopher...and you'll be amazed at what pops up. The stations available are world wide. There's something to suit all tastes.
Oh, I forgot to mention. It's FREE. They do air a short ad when you first click on your favourite station but it's easy to bypass that. Some stations have commercials but many do not. For example, if you like classical, there's a station called Radio Swiss Classic that plays all of the hits and the only time you hear a human voice is at the end of the song and guess what...it's in German. For all I know, they might be promoting the virtues of Stephen Harper but I don't care. I can't understand a word they're saying. How cool is that?
You can access the US version of public radio (NPR) and you won't find Canadian politicians here in any shape or form. All via tunein.com. Also, don't forget CIUT-FM. They have something for everyone and it's commercial free.